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WHAT is it? The ACP provides a legal substitute address for eligible victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, and their household members. The address may be used with state and local government agencies so that perpetrators cannot locate victims through public record. The ACP forwards all first class, certified, and registered mail, and accepts legal process service on behalf of participants.
WHY? The ACP can be a valuable aspect of a comprehensive safety plan, but applicants must apply with the help of an ACP Application Assistant (AA) in their area. AAs are advocates who have received training on the program and are certified to submit applications to the ACP. Certification is valid for two years and is renewable.
WHO can attend? Advocates (employees and volunteers) who have completed (or will complete) 40 hours of basic, in-person DV/SA training, and who provide direct services to victims, including comprehensive safety planning, are eligible for certification. The training includes an overview of ACP services, determining eligibility, and how to complete and submit an ACP application. Community partners who provide services to victims but do not conduct safety planning may also attend the training for informational and referral purposes.
REGISTER: Send an email with your name; agency name, mailing address, and telephone number; and your preferred teleconference date to email@example.com
If you prefer to attend an in-person training in Salem please visit the DOJ Crime Victims’ Services webpage for information about Quarterly Program Training that includes ACP AA certification: http://www.doj.state.or.us/